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Powaqqatsi (1988, USA) is a Cult-Surreal/Experimental-Documentary film directed by Godfrey Reggio.


Main Details

  • Released on April 29, 1988 (USA; had been shown at film festivals in West Germany and Spain before this)
  • Color
  • Running time:99 minutes
  • Production Co.: Golan-Globus Productions
  • Distribution Co.:Cannon Films
  • Directed by Godfrey Reggio
  • Written by Godfrey Reggio and Ken Richards
  • Starring (via archive footage): Christie Brinkley, David Brinkley, Dan Rather, Pope John Paul II, Cheryl Tiegs
  • Original music by Philip Glass


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